The Proof is in the 3D X-Ray

The Proof is in the 3D X-Ray
September 27, 2017 Adam Harwood

Back in February, we introduced you to our new 3D imaging system that is providing quicker and more accurate diagnoses; improved treatment planning, and better over-all patient care.

I wanted to follow up and share real patient stories of how this technology has been making a huge difference for patients.

The most striking example for me is of a patient who came in for what I and their dentist thought was a standard root canal. A traditional X-ray would have confirmed a root canal. But the Carestream 3D extra-oral imaging system actually detected a fracture in the patient’s tooth that was un-noticeable on regular X-rays. With a fracture in the tooth, a root canal was no longer possible and instead the patient was referred for an implant procedure. Without the 3D imaging, she could have very well undergone the root canal treatment only to have had to follow up with an implant soon after. Lots of time, money and pain saved thanks to this machine!

The sharp, highly detailed and contrasted images captured by the CS 8100 3D give patients a unique view of their own dental structure, allowing them to see and understand exactly what I see and explain.

The 3D images will be available for almost immediate viewing and can be easily shared with referring doctors or insurance carriers, which means quicker turnaround between diagnosis and treatment.

The system’s open design makes exams more comfortable for patients, with both seated and standing options to accommodate patients of all sizes, even those in wheelchairs.

Have any questions about our new machine? Feel free to reach out for answers or to come by for an in-person demo!